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“Unmasked! The Rise and Fall of the 1920s Ku Klux Klan” — A New Book with Contemporary Overtones

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we welcome Ann Patton back to our show. Patton is known locally for the many years she spent in Tulsa as an author, journalist, and activist; she now lives in Florida. She stops by our KWGS studios to tell us about her latest book, which is called “Unmasked! The Rise and Fall of the 1920s Ku Klux Klan.” It’s a work of historical reportage that Patton first started researching back in the late 1980s, and it profiles a charismatic yet deeply flawed political figure who first came on the scene (as an ardent Socialist) in Oklahoma and then came to power (as a KKK leader) in Indiana…read more